The Service Boot is an updated interpretation of our original work boot, designed by our founder Edwin Viberg in 1931. It is a classic lace up, ankle boot pattern and a versatile option in any wardrobe. It was the first model we offered and remains our most popular today.
- Red Brown Horsehide Latigo (Japan)
- Black Dainite Sole
- Vintage Brass Eyelets & Speed Hooks
- Vegetable Tanned Kip Lining
- 2020 Last
- Natural Leather Midsole
- Stitchdown Construction
- Brogue Toe Cap
Shinki Hikaku is a small, family run business and is the only tannery in the world to specialize exclusively in horse leather. As such, they are able to produce extremely unique signature leathers. Their tanning process involves natural air drying and aging stages that take up to four months and produce a unique texture and grain. Due to the difficulty of procuring such heavyweight horsehides, we waited a year to secure an allotment of their Horsehide Latigo. An extra heavyweight, full grain, vegetable tanned Horsehide, Latigo is often used for belts and straps because of its low flexibility. However, we find Shinki’s Latigo to be perfectly suited to footwear due to the intricacies and character that can’t be found elsewhere.
Use our rough brush and venetian cream to keep the leather soft and shiny. View our step-by-step guide for all leathers here.
For over 85 years we have been handcrafting some of the world’s best footwear. Third generation family owned and operated and proudly made in Canada.
An updated version of our Cantilever last with the same waist and toe profile, but without the anatomical curvature.View Last Guide